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The Constitution framers made a national head count the first job of the federal government for a reason. Based on the count, we make some of our most consequential decisions as a society, from the states’ as a society, from the states representation in Congress to the distribution of more t…

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Palmdale Station’s Capt. Ron Shaffer hosted his second Coffee with a Captain event on Facebook Thursday. He talked about which crimes are plaguing Palmdale and touched on some other topics. At the end of his presentation, viewers were allowed to ask questions.

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Although we could find no firm confirmation on Aug. 5, Fox News on that date published this sentence: “It is by no means impossible to envision a US Air Force fleet of as many as 150-to-180 new B-21 bombers, should the service’s force-size vision come to fruition by virtue of the pace and su…

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CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer, for one, has stated that the Republican Party’s attempt to bar journalists from its convention is “simply unacceptable.” That’s a weak way to put it.

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Before COVID-19, do you remember hearing about how hand sanitizer wasn’t recommended? Officials said there was no better way to clean germs off our hands than to use good ‘ol soap and water.

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Being in the newspaper business these days is not for the faint of heart. We’re faced with being the bearers of bad news on a regular basis and we have to report on those devastating stories. No, oftentimes the news is not pretty.

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On Wednesday, in the first congressional hearing for some time where Democrats and Republicans acted as if they had a common foe, lawmakers lashed out at the chief executives of four giant tech companies.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken it’s toll on the world. Some people have contracted it and died, others have contracted it and lived, while others have been lucky enough not to get it. 

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The US Attorney General William Barr’s long-awaited hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was held Tuesday with the five-minute time limits on the congressional questions.

When it rains, it pours, or so the saying goes. It seems like the Antelope Valley Union High School District Board Members Victoria Ruffin and Amanda Parrell can’t keep from making headlines this week. Antelope Valley Press Reporter Julie Drake has written a series of stories, beginning over the weekend and extending to Wednesday’s paper, outlining the various actions taken by the duo. We’d love to say it’s progressive action that will benefit the district and students, but that’s not the case. It never has been. This time, they’ve taken aim at Lilia Galindo and her Café con Leche radio show. The show serves as a way to reach Spanish-speakers and inform them of happenings in the Antelope Valley and providing an outlet for parents who want to catch up with high school district news on their morning commute. Much like the situation reported on earlier this week, when Ruffin and Parrell voted against advertising in the Valley Press, it was decided that instead of awarding Café con Leche a contract, they would prefer to explore doing business with “Dos Nations.” Ruffin claims it’s a newspaper and a radio station. No one seems to know what she’s talking about, because there’s no information on this business available. If anyone has information on this “media outlet,” please let us know because as of right now, it sounds like a fly-by-night operation. Or perhaps it’s one of their friends masquerading as a newspaper and radio station owner. That wouldn’t surprise us. Whatever the case, they seem to be non-existent, save for Ruffin mentioning them and wanting to give them the opportunity to get these contracts. Given the fact that no one seems to know anything about this publication and radio station, what makes her and Parrell think they’d be a good fit for advertising either in print or on the radio? What’s their circulation? What areas do they cover? There are so many unanswered questions regarding this “business” and plenty of speculation. Pay attention to how Ruffin and Parrell vote. It’s not hard to connect the dots.

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When it rains, it pours, or so the saying goes.

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Through the years, California residents have bragged about the gorgeous beauty of our state and its highly placed position in terms of entertainment and enormous prosperity.

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Not even a pandemic can stop Antelope Valley Union School District Board Members Victoria Ruffin and Amanda Parrell from trying to push their agendas — or at least keep the Board from making any progress.

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COVID-19 has kept us all occupied for the past few months. Between keeping track of the number of cases, deaths and dealing with businesses shutting down and reopening, then shutting down again, it’s dizzying.

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Sir Richard Branson has been a highly important, colorful businessman investing in an enormous space program at the Mojave Air and Space Port since the founding of Virgin Galactic in 2004.

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A wave of hasty firings is sweeping across the country, driven by demands from what some call the “cancel culture.” The New York Times editorial page editor James Bennett ran an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that displeased the paper’s readers and some colleagues, so he lost his job. T…

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The year 2020 will be spotlighted in Supreme Court history books for its churning exercise that is more reflective of public opinion than divisive political discourse, by topping Congress and Trump.

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We knew it was coming, but some didn’t listen. On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a rollback on some of the reopenings that occurred just weeks before.

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In what some observers have declared was a stunning defeat for Donald J. Trump, the US Supreme Court on July 9, approved two rulings that clear the way for exposure of his financial papers by New York prosecutors.

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It was no doubt a long three days for the family of Roberto Flores Lopez, but by Saturday, the young man that beat the 80-year-old father and grandfather had been apprehended and taken into custody.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva wants us to know that his department is transparent. It’s something he’s said on numerous occasions, but the actions of his department would indicate otherwise.

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On Monday, the United States Supreme Court blocked the use of robocalls to collect government-backed debt, closing an exception Congress enacted in 2015 to a decades-old ban on unwanted and intrusive automated cellphone-dialing campaigns.

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On June 30, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, told America’s senators that new Coronavirus infections could more than double to 100,000 a day.

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Plenty of people complained about fireworks being lit in the months leading up to the Fourth of July. With so much activity going on in May and June, we had to have known that the actual holiday was going to be even worse.

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It was supposed to be a secret, but the New York Times has reported that American intelligence officials say that Russia offered bonuses to Taliban-linked militants for killing collision forces in Afghanistan.

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On Wednesday, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler said that his committee “may very well” pursue impeachment of Attorney General William Barr, who’s now set to testify before the committee in late July.

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John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened,” reveals numerous inside White House tales, including these items: Bolton wrote that in his 17 months at President Donald Trump’s side, he picked up first-hand evidence that Trump linked his suspension of $391 million in security aid for Ukrai…